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Signed County Route J28

While returning from the Sierra Nevada Gap in California State Route 190 I decided to take Signed County Route J28 to get CA 65 to access the Fresno Area a little faster.  From CA 190 the route of Signed County Route J28 starts on Road 320.






Signed County Route J28 is an approximately 18.5 mile Signed County Route that was defined in 1970 according to CAhighways.  CR J28 is presently unsigned like the overwhelming majority of the Signed County Routes in Tulare County.

CAhighways.org on CR J28

CR J28 westward quickly transitions on Mountain Route 176 where it meets Holdridge Drive at Road 276.








Road 320 and Mountain Route 176 were part of the original alignment of CA 190 prior to the completion of the Lake Success Reservoir.  I touched on the original CA 190 alignment which can be found on this blog below:

California State Route 190; the Trans-Sierra Highway that could have been

As stated above CR J28 swings north on Road 276. 








From Road 276 the route of CR J28 swings west onto Avenue 19…

California State Route 190; a Trans-Sierra Highway that could have been

This past week I decided to take a small scale road trip on California State Route 190 from CA 99 east to the unbuilt section over the Sierra Nevada Range.  While I was in for what turned out to be a fun drive following the course of the Tule River watershed what I found researching the back story of CA 190 was one of the most complex and unusual stories of any California State Highway.  Given that I had a ton of older photos of the eastern segment of CA 190 in the Mojave Desert of Inyo County I thought it was time to put something together for the entire route.






The simplified story of CA 190 is that it is a 231 mile state highway that has a 43 mile unbuilt gap in the Sierra Nevada Range.  CA 190 is an east/west State Highway running from CA 99 in Tulare County at Tipton east to CA 127 located in Death Valley Junction near the Nevada State Line in rural Inyo County.  The routing CA 190 was adopted into the State Highway system as Legislative Route 127 which was adopted in 1933 accord…